Glass Visits During Spring Game

George Washington (Danville, Va.) safety Tim Glass visited for, and was offered at, East Carolina annual Purple-Gold football game.

George Washington (Danville, Va.) safety Tim Glass visited East Carolina last weekend. He had the chance to see the Pirates on the field in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in the annual Purple-Gold football game.

The 6-foot-1 sophomore already has plenty of recruiting attention. He recently went to the Nike Football Training Camp. In the state of North Carolina, he's being recruited by North Carolina State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Duke and Charlotte. Outside the state, Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame, Old Dominion, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech have shown interest.

But ECU stood out to him.

"The spring game went really good," said Glass. "The fans are great down there. Coach Ruff has a great program there. The coaching staff is great. The players are great. They played really well and I liked the intensity."

After offering him last weekend, ECU joins N.C. State and Cincinnati as the three schools that have offered Glass.

"Coach [Rick] Smith," said Glass, "offered me at the spring game…Coach Marc Yellock, the defensive line coach, was calling me telling me to come out. I was sitting down and coach came over and said, ‘I'm going to offer you now. I'm going to offer you a full scholarship.' That's what happened. ECU has a great campus and a great lifestyle outside the campus. And they have a great football program."

The defense didn't force any turnovers in the Purple-Gold game, but turned out an impressive performance nonetheless. The first team didn't allow a touchdown and only allowed one in all of the spring scrimmages. It was the second string and beyond that were, and have been all spring, questionable.

This past season, Glass recorded 85 tackles and a pair of interceptions. He's a great athlete that could bring a lot to the table for ECU's program. That said, his focus remains on the upcoming season. Spring football is underway at George Washington and Glass is focusing on his academic performance, too.

Glass has his personal goals, but he also has plenty of goals for his team's performance this coming season.

"Outside the classroom, I'm trying to be a better athlete," said Glass. "I'm making sure my team is right and making sure everything is right for when the season begins. It's a team effort so it's not just going to just take me to just do it all, it's going to take the team to do it all. That's why we have spring workouts now—to get the guys ready for the season. The goal right now is the state championship and that's what we're looking forward to."

Aside from being a quality athlete, Glass has already proven to have the team-oriented mindset that would be valuable to any football program. Expect ECU to keep in close touch with this promising safety.

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